This from the Coastal Coalition some months ago (which I forgot to post):
The Coastal Coalition warned that the law change would open the floodgates for claims by opportunistic tribal corporations wanting to gain ownership and control of our coast.
This map from TV3 News in early May shows that this is now occurring with at least 21 coastal claims now lodged.
Claims include valuable whitebaiting areas with many tribes competing for the same coastal area.
Tribes have another 5 years to lodge claims.
The process allows claims to be settled in secret by the Minister so there may be many other claims in the pipeline that the public is unaware of.
As I say, this is old news.
Does anyone know what the map looks like now?